Delta and gamma oscillations in operculo-insular cortex underlie innocuous cold thermosensation

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Delta and gamma oscillations in operculo-insular cortex underlie innocuous cold thermosensation. / Fardo, Francesca; Vinding, Mikkel C.; Allen, Micah Galen; Jensen, Troels Staehelin; Finnerup, Nanna Brix.

In: Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol. 117, No. 5, 05.2017, p. 1959-1968.

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Fardo, Francesca; Vinding, Mikkel C.; Allen, Micah Galen; Jensen, Troels Staehelin; Finnerup, Nanna Brix / Delta and gamma oscillations in operculo-insular cortex underlie innocuous cold thermosensation.

In: Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol. 117, No. 5, 05.2017, p. 1959-1968.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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title = "Delta and gamma oscillations in operculo-insular cortex underlie innocuous cold thermosensation",
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author = "Francesca Fardo and Vinding, {Mikkel C.} and Allen, {Micah Galen} and Jensen, {Troels Staehelin} and Finnerup, {Nanna Brix}",
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year = "2017",
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doi = "10.1152/jn.00843.2016",
volume = "117",
pages = "1959--1968",
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T1 - Delta and gamma oscillations in operculo-insular cortex underlie innocuous cold thermosensation

AU - Fardo,Francesca

AU - Vinding,Mikkel C.

AU - Allen,Micah Galen

AU - Jensen,Troels Staehelin

AU - Finnerup,Nanna Brix

N1 - Copyright © 2016, Journal of Neurophysiology.

PY - 2017/5

Y1 - 2017/5

N2 - Cold-sensitive and nociceptive neural pathways interact to shape the quality and intensity of thermal and pain perception. Yet, the central processing of cold-thermosensation in the human brain has not yet been extensively studied. Here, we used magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG) in healthy volunteers, to investigate the time course (evoked fields and potentials) and oscillatory activity associated with the perception of cold temperature changes. Non-noxious cold stimuli consisting of Δ3°C and Δ5°C decrements from an adapting temperature of 35°C were delivered on the dorsum of the left hand via a contact thermode. Cold-evoked fields peaked at around 240 and 500 ms, at similar peak latencies as the N1 and P2 cold-evoked potentials. Importantly, cold-related changes in oscillatory power indicated that innocuous thermosensation is mediated by oscillatory activity in the range of delta (1-4 Hz) and gamma (55-90 Hz) rhythms, originating in operculo-insular cortical regions. We suggest that delta rhythms coordinate functional integration between operculo-insular and fronto-parietal regions, while gamma rhythms reflect local sensory processing in operculo-insular areas.

AB - Cold-sensitive and nociceptive neural pathways interact to shape the quality and intensity of thermal and pain perception. Yet, the central processing of cold-thermosensation in the human brain has not yet been extensively studied. Here, we used magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG) in healthy volunteers, to investigate the time course (evoked fields and potentials) and oscillatory activity associated with the perception of cold temperature changes. Non-noxious cold stimuli consisting of Δ3°C and Δ5°C decrements from an adapting temperature of 35°C were delivered on the dorsum of the left hand via a contact thermode. Cold-evoked fields peaked at around 240 and 500 ms, at similar peak latencies as the N1 and P2 cold-evoked potentials. Importantly, cold-related changes in oscillatory power indicated that innocuous thermosensation is mediated by oscillatory activity in the range of delta (1-4 Hz) and gamma (55-90 Hz) rhythms, originating in operculo-insular cortical regions. We suggest that delta rhythms coordinate functional integration between operculo-insular and fronto-parietal regions, while gamma rhythms reflect local sensory processing in operculo-insular areas.

KW - Journal Article

U2 - 10.1152/jn.00843.2016

DO - 10.1152/jn.00843.2016

M3 - Journal article

VL - 117

SP - 1959

EP - 1968

JO - Journal of Neurophysiology

T2 - Journal of Neurophysiology

JF - Journal of Neurophysiology

SN - 0022-3077

IS - 5

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